How to Help Your Teen Choose Good Friends

How to Help Your Teen Choose Good Friends

Teenagers have plenty to learn about life and many challenges to navigate along the way. Of course, there’s school and deciding what to do after graduation. And nearly every teen looks forward to an exclusive right of passage, or otherwise known as getting a driver’s license. However, during these years, your teen is learning how…

Does Your Kid Have Grit? – 5 Essential Characteristics and Why They Need Them
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Does Your Kid Have Grit? – 5 Essential Characteristics and Why They Need Them

When you hear the word “grit,” what comes to mind?  Now, think of it in terms of people—specifically, children. You’ll probably associate it with being tough or having the ability to pick yourself up and dust yourself off.  There is a lot of talk surrounding kids these days, and their lack of grit. In essence,…

Family Play Time: Why It’s Important & How to Do It
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Family Play Time: Why It’s Important & How to Do It

As adults, we might not think much about “playing,” or its importance. For a child, however, playing is a natural form of communication, learning, and growing.  While your child can get a lot out of playing on their own or with friends, family play time is just as important for a variety of reasons.  Unfortunately,…

Divorced with Children: Which Co-Parenting Skills Are Most Effective?

Divorced with Children: Which Co-Parenting Skills Are Most Effective?

Divorce is a difficult process, no matter what. When children are involved, however, it can be even harder. There are more questions to answer, more things to consider, and more “what ifs” to think about.  One of the biggest issues parents often face when going through a divorce is how to effectively continue taking care…

Correcting Children’s Behavior: A Positive Parenting Approach
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Correcting Children’s Behavior: A Positive Parenting Approach

As a parent do you ever feel as though you are constantly telling your child what not to do?  “Don’t run in the house,” “Stop fighting with your brother,” or “I said to clean your room already, why aren’t you listening to me?” If these statements or something similar to these statements resonate with how…

S.O.S Summer Sibling Rivalry – 5 Tips to Taming the Squabbles
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S.O.S Summer Sibling Rivalry – 5 Tips to Taming the Squabbles

Do you feel like you are constantly having to break up arguments over the silliest things?  Are you constantly trying to balance who gets what toy, or who gets to pick the next movie to avoid another fight?  Summer is here which means more time at home and more time for siblings to be around…

Helping Children Navigate Divorce – 6 Practical Suggestions for Parents

Helping Children Navigate Divorce – 6 Practical Suggestions for Parents

Divorce isn’t always easy to navigate for the couple who is going through it. It can be messy, stressful, hurtful, and… just not fun for anyone involved. So, imagine how your children might feel. Leaving your children out of your divorce as much as possible is always the best option. Depending on how old they…

Early Signs of Autism in Infants and Toddlers
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Early Signs of Autism in Infants and Toddlers

The newest research suggests that autism is now affecting up to 1 in 88 children. That makes it certain that someone you know will have a child affected by this devastating condition in your lifetime. Research consistently shows that the earlier autism is diagnosed, the more positive the effects of early intervention are. This is…